Indian Premier League

Indian Premier League Seen Swimming in Muck-Waters After Lodha Panel Report

 July 15, 2015   R K Gupta

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The vastly popular Indian Premier League has been castigated. Behind-the-scene betting and match-fixing scandals have tarnished the image of cricket in general and IPL in particular. Betting and gambling in India is a punishable offence even if government-run lotteries are legal. This looks like a dichotomy. Because, encouraging people to buy lottery tickets is very […]

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IPL Win

Magical Mumbai Transform Magnificent Turnaround into Their Second IPL Win

 May 25, 2015   R K Gupta

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In virtually a repeat of their qualifier performance against CSK on May 19, Mumbai Indians finished the mid-tournament gear-shift with an emphatic win over the powerful Chennai Super Kings. Before the start of the title game at Kolkata’s iconic Eden Gardens on Sunday, there were raised eyebrows, when CSK skipper chose to field against a […]

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IPL Title

After Crushing Royals in Eliminator, RCB Wilt Under CSK Pressure in Second Qualifier; Now Chennai Meet Mumbai for IPL Title on Sunday

 May 24, 2015   R K Gupta

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It was literally a case of blow-hot one day and blow-cold on another. Despite early stutter, RCB batted powerfully after winning the toss in Pune’s Eliminator match against a side, which recorded five consecutive victories to begin the 2015 IPL season. And when, no one doubted their place in play-offs, RR lost their way. Bangalore […]

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Final of IPL-8

Great All-Round Show from Mumbai Against CSK Take Them to the Final of IPL-8

 May 20, 2015   R K Gupta

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In what turned out to be a controlled all-round performance, Mumbai sailed into the IPL final by comprehensively beating Chennai Super Kings. Beginning with Lendl Simmons and Parthiv Patel’s solid opening partnership that followed Kieron Pollard’s sledgehammer batting, Mumbai finished with a challenging 187/6 at the end of 20 overs. When Chennai came on to […]

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IPL CSK

Chennai Finish as Table Toppers with a Thumping Victory over the Hapless KXIP

 May 19, 2015   R K Gupta

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It wasn’t much of the contest at the end as CSK dictated terms to Kings XI Punjab in their last IPL fixture. KXIP must be more relieved than disappointed as they had already gone out of the play-off race. After a bombastic performance last year, when they had finished runners-up to Kolkata Knight Riders at […]

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Toppers CSK

DD’s Consolation Victory at Raipur Puts Pressure on Table Toppers CSK

 May 15, 2015   R K Gupta

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Having already made their exit from 2015 IPL, Delhi Daredevils’ victory in the night game at Raipur was inconsequential for themselves. But it spoiled the mathematics for Chennai Super Kings, who are still technically not in play-offs despite 16 points to their credit. As it stands, CSK have one game left and the possibility of […]

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CSK

In a Battle of Low-Scores, CSK Rule Against Rajasthan in Match # 47 of IPL-8

 May 12, 2015   R K Gupta

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Two days after Kolkata Knight Riders took the top spot in the points’ table, Chennai Super Kings dethroned them after their victory over Rajasthan Royals at Chennai on Sunday. The pitch of the MA Chidambaram stadium had become notoriously slow to make scoring of runs very difficult. CSK lost to Mumbai two a few nights […]

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mumbai indians

Impressive Turnaround by Mumbai as They Hand First Home Defeat to Chennai

 May 10, 2015   R K Gupta

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This IPL season, Chennai Super Kings had won all their matches at the MA Chidambaram Stadium until Mumbai Indians came along. CSK batted first after MS Dhoni won the toss. CSK have the kind of batsmen, who capable of weighing down their opponents by mounting big scores and come back later with restrictive bowling and […]

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KKR

Hogg Hinders CSK, Hogs Limelight with His Googlies Before Uthappa and Russell Take KKR to a 7-Wicket Win

 May 1, 2015   R K Gupta

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At the Eden Gardens on Thursday, CSK were batting with great gusto even after losing Dwayne Smith off the first ball of the match and Suresh Raina in the 4th over. On the crease were the unstoppable McCullum and another famous stroke-maker Faf du Plessis. In just 11 balls, McCullum had made 32 and du […]

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CSK Beat KKR

Another Small Total Defended as CSK Beat KKR in the 28th Match of IPL 2015

 April 29, 2015   R K Gupta

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Despite beginning with a bang, Chennai Super Kings came a cropper in the middle and slog overs and could not put up a challenging total. After Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum made a blistering start to take the score past 40 in the 5th over, the departure of the exciting duo brought a horrible slowdown. […]

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